Submit your PBJ report by Tue, Nov 3. Need an incentive for submitting your PBJ report early? We have it! Submit your PBJ report to CMS before Tuesday, Nov. 3 and you’ll automatically be entered to win one of five $100 Target gift cards. Note: You must submit your PBJ data through ezPBJ™ to be…

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This past quarter, we provided a fun incentive for submitting your PBJ report early. If an ezPBJ customer submitted their PBJ report to CMS before Aug. 7, they were automatically entered to win one of five $100 Target gift cards. Thanks to everyone who submitted in advance! The winners are… Facility Individual The Cottage Extended…

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Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP | Clinical Consultant, Briggs Healthcare The Office of Inspector General (OIG) posted a report dated August 3, 2020 by the same title as this blog as well as this: Consumer Transparency Could Be Increased.  The 38-page report as well as the brief are interesting reads. “Of 12,862 nursing homes, 7 percent (943) reported 30…

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On Wed, June 17, 2020, SimpleLTC and ezPBJ™ hosted a live webinar on PBJ reporting, covering the impacts of PBJ changes implemented during COVID-19 and answering your PBJ questions in an extended Q&A session. Based on questions asked, Jenn Moenck Feige with ezPBJ prepared this follow-up FAQ document. What’s covered in the FAQ? Will I…

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CMS has ended the PBJ staffing data submission waiver included in the COVID-19 emergency blanket waiver. In a letter released June 25, CMS announced that facilities are once again required to submit their April–June PBJ data by the normal August 14 deadline. CMS also decided NOT to require the submission of January–March 2020 staffing data for PBJ reporting, a…

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ezPBJ has received new details from CMS regarding its recent PBJ reporting waiver. The original PBJ reporting waiver (issued two weeks ago) stated that nursing facilities do not have to submit Q1 (Jan. 1–Mar. 31) data by May 15. We reached out to CMS for additional clarification, which CMS provided on Apr. 20. Here’s what…

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CMS has issued a waiver for PBJ Reporting this quarter (Jan. 1 – Mar. 31 staffing data due May 15) to provide relief to facilities during the COVID-19 crisis. The waiver reads: “Staffing Data Submission: CMS is waiving 42 CFR 483.70(q) to provide relief to long term care facilities on the requirements for submitting staffing…

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